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Secure your PC with McAfee Antivirus for $10 this Black Friday

What price do you put on keeping your computer safe from viruses? How about $10? That’s how much McAfee AntiVirus costs right now as part of the Best Buy Black Friday deals and there’s never been a better time to keep your computer secure for less.

McAfee AntiVirus is normally priced at $40 but right now, you can buy it for just $10 at Best Buy. That works out at a savings of 75% off the usual price. If you don’t already have anti-virus protection for your PC, there’s simply no reason to not snatch it up now. Think of it this way — it’s peace of mind for a whole year for basically the price of two coffees.

For $10, you get one year’s worth of McAfee AntiVirus protection for one device. That might be a little limiting if you want to protect a whole network of systems at home but it’s the ideal starting point if you simply need to keep an eye on your family PC. For more extensive protection, you may wish to consider McAfee Total Protection instead, especially if you’re looking for a small business solution.

McAfee AntiVirus is super simple to use. The software regularly keeps an eye out for any potential threats on your PC, including viruses, malware, and spyware. It also helps you avoid opening risky websites, links or files, before you get too deep into trouble, cutting off any issues at the source. It’s simple to set up manual scans or leave the software to do its own thing, meaning it’s ideal for both novice and advanced users alike. In the past, antivirus software may have slowed down aging PCs but McAfee AntiVirus has been designed in a way that means it has a small system footprint ensuring your PC performance is untouched at all times. It’ll even digitally ‘shred’ your documents ensuring no one can ever access them again.

Simple to use but with a lot of functionality, McAfee AntiVirus is a great starting point for most home setups. Just bear in mind that this is a physical copy so you’ll have to go in-store to collect it rather than simply download a product key from Best Buy.

More software deals available now

Need more software for your work from home setup or considering treating yourself to something entirely different? Check out our comprehensive roundup of Black Friday deals for all the best offers. There’s sure to be something for every taste here.

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Microsoft 365 Personal (1 person, 12-month subscription)




$40 $70


Get the core suite of Office programs along with cloud functionality, multi-device compatibility, and more for a great price for a one-year subscription with auto-renewal.

Buy at HP

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Adobe Premiere Elements 2021




$60 $100


Complete your video editing arsenal with the Adobe Premiere Elements 2021, jam-packed with editing features to transform any home film into a blockbuster masterpiece without any of the equipment.

Buy at Amazon

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Norton 360 Deluxe 2021 Holiday Exclusive (15 Months, 5 Devices)




$20 $95


Nab this awesome holiday exclusive deal on the Norton 360 Deluxe for 2021, ready to protect up to five devices for 15 months, packed with online cloud backup, VPN, dark web protection, and more.

Buy at Amazon

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Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 Edition, Kindle)




$35 $48


Photoshop is complex, professional-grade software. This discounted ebook from the Classroom in a Book series can help you master everything Photoshop has to offer.

Buy at Amazon

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Microsoft Office Professional 2019




$400 $440


Packed with all the classic apps no professional can do without, the Microsoft Office Professional 2019 also comes with access to Outlook, Publisher, and Access for one PC.

Buy at Newegg

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McAfee Total Protection 2021 (Unlimited Devices)




$30 $120


Safeguard all your precious files and documents on any number of devices with a 1-year McAfee Total Protection subscription, built with a private VPN, password manager, internet security, and more.

Buy at Amazon

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